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Delhi Sultanate (1206-1550)

CEC via Swayam

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This particular course is based on the CBCS Syllabus of History of India (c.1206-1550). It deals with the various facets of the Delhi Sultanate starting from the historiography to politics, economy, society, religion and culture with minute details. This course will help the students to have a deeper understanding of the discourses on Delhi Sultanate and to apprehend the historical continuity as depicted through the ages. The lectures as designed for this course are informative and analytical. This particular attempt is definitely a dedicated endeavour for student –friendly learning and knowledge gathering.


Week 1
1)Early Medieval Period – Historiography and Debates 2) Sources of Early Medieval Indian History 3) Arab, Ghaznavid and Ghorid Invasions of India 4)Political developments of the Early Medieval India

Week 2
5) Economy during early medieval period 6) Urban Economy of Early Medieval India 7) The rise and growth of regional languages between 650 and 1200AD 8)Indian Art and architecture between 650 & AD 1200 AD

Week 3
9) Schools of Philosophy & Religious cults 10)Influence of Shakti Cult and Mother Goddess Worship 11) Science and Technology in early Medieval India 12)Caste structure in Early Medieval Period

Week 4
13)Gender Relations in Early Medieval Indian Society 14) Sources of History for Delhi Sultanate 15) Political Structure of the Delhi Sultanate 13th & 14th Centuries 16) The Administrative System of The Delhi Sultanate

Week 5
17)Political Structure of Delhi Sultanate 15th & 16th Centuries 18) Sher Shah – The Afghan Sultan 19) Agriculture and Rural Revenue System during the Delhi Sultanate 20) Urban Economy and Technology during the Delhi Sultanate

Week 6
21) Market Regulations and Indian Ocean Trade during the Delhi Sultanate 22) Sufism during the Delhi Sultanate 23) The Bhakti Movement In India 24) Sultanate Architecture

Week 7
25) Development of Language & Literature 26) Persian Literature during the Delhi Sultanate Period 27) Socio Political Formations and the Economy of Rajasthan 28) Socio Political Formations and the economy of the Deccan

Week 8
29) Socio-economic and Political formations of the Vijayanagar Empire 30) Regional Architecture during the Delhi Sultanate Period

Taught by

Dr. Tinni Goswami


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